Biography of Abraham W. Patrick
Member of 60th Ohio General Assembly - Senate

JUDGE PATRICK, Senator from the Seventeenth District, was born in Tuscarawas county, now forming a part of his Senatorial District, and is between thirty five and forty years of age, of slender form, nervous temperament and highly social nature. He was educated at Franklin College, New Athens, Ohio. He studied law, and immediately after his admission to practice, was elected Public Prosecutor of his county, and was re-elected, by several hundred majority, when the remainder of the ticket, upon which he ran, was defeated.

His health failing him, from overwork in his profession, and needing rest, he accepted the nomination, made by his party by acclamation, for Judge of the Court of Probate, to which office he was elected and served three years. He was renominated by acclamation, but, having recovered his health, he declined the honor tendered him, and returned to his favorite pursuit, the practice of his profession.

We learn from those who know him that he is a very successful. lawyer, ranking high in his profession. He is especially successful in criminal cases.

In 1868 he was chosen, by the Democratic party of the Sixteenth Congressional District, as their candidate for Presidential Elector, and fell, with his party, in the Presidential struggle of that year.

In 1871 he was elected to the Senate, leading the State ticket in both counties.

Biographical Sketches of the
State Officers and of the members
of the Sixtieth General Assembly
of the State of Ohio.
By: W. Sarwin Crabb.
Ohio State Journal Book and Job Rooms.
Columbus, Ohio 1872

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